President, UFCW International Union
Marc is president of the 1.3 million-member UFCW International Union. At the heart of Marc’s philosophy is his fundamental belief that rank-and-file members are the true leaders in the fight for economic justice. Prior to becoming president in 2014, he served as secretary-treasurer for 10 years. Marc has more than four decades of experience in union activism. He joined the Retail Clerks Union, which later became the UFCW, in 1971 while working as a clerk at Weingarten’s food store in Pine Bluff, Ark. He learned firsthand the power of collective action and was inspired to step forward as a union representative. Marc honed his union organizing skills on campaigns across the country, bringing workers together for a voice on the job in retail stores, meat packing plants, nursing homes and many other UFCW-represented industries. Marc’s bold leadership is revitalizing the UFCW’s promise that workers can improve their workplaces, communities and living standards by sticking together in a union and engaging in activism.